The American Health Care Act

On March 16th, the House Budget Committee passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The AHCA, referred to in this paper as “the bill,” replaces portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through budget reconciliation. Some of the key provisions include an age adjusted tax credit available to consumers in the individual market, federal funds […]

Health and Economy Baseline Estimates

Entering the fourth year of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the insurance market continues to see increasing and unpredictable costs, large numbers of uninsured individuals, and inadequate access to care. The Center for Health and Economy (H&E) is dedicated to assessing the impact of proposed reforms that attempt to address these issues. […]

The Cost of Stabilizing Individual Market Enrollment without the Individual Mandate and Cost Sharing Reductions

What are the budget implications of a repeal of certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act? How much federal money would it take to stabilize enrollment in the marketplaces? In this issue brief, H&E seeks to answer those questions by considering two provisions, likely to be repealed: the individual mandate and cost-sharing reductions (CSRs) in […]

Early Estimates of Premium Impacts on 2017 Spending

On November 1, coinciding with the beginning of open enrollment for the Individual Marketplace’s 2017 plan year, 2017 premiums were released. In this paper, The Center for Health and Economy (H&E) seeks to draw out the implications that premium increases might have on federal spending for advanced premium tax credits in 2017. Using the Department […]

Hillary Clinton’s Commitment: Universal, Quality, Affordable Health Care for Everyone in America

Over the course of 2016, Hillary Clinton has released a series of health care “briefs” that outline various policy proposals that contain her vision for the future of health care.[1] Taken together, these proposals introduce the framework of how a Clinton Administration would amend the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Clinton’s proposals, referred to in this […]